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Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon 1 V1

Top 17 Reasons for the

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Compared to Nikon 1 V1

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Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16.1 MP
vs
10.1 MP
1.59x more megapixels (photo)
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113
Measurably larger sensor
Comment
13 x 17.3 mm
vs
8.8 x 13.2 mm
1.94x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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Noticeably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
6400 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
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Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Has WiFi
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can connect to WiFi.
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39
Clearly less startup delay
Comment
1.1 s
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1.3 s
0.20 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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38
Supports AVCHD format
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
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38
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
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38
Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
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37
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
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31
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
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31
Considerably longer exposure time
Comment
60 s
vs
30 s
30 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
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Appreciably more lenses available
Comment
26
vs
4
22 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
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Has manual focus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 is better than Nikon 1 V1 because...

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Top 17 Reasons for the

Nikon 1 V1

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Significantly more focus points
Comment
135
vs
35
100 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
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92
Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
10 fps
vs
9 fps
11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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Explicitly lighter
Comment
294 g
vs
425 g
131 g lighter
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52
Sizably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.0000625 s
vs
0.00025 s
4x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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52
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
471 ppi
vs
375 ppi
25.60% higher pixel density
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Sizably more battery power
Comment
1900 mAh
vs
1220 mAh
1.56x more battery power
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48
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1176x784 px
vs
901x676 px
1.51x higher resolution
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48
Less body volume
Comment
373.58 cm³
vs
466.89 cm³
24.98% less body volume
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Vastly less shutter lag
Comment
0.097 s
vs
0.277 s
0.18 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
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39
Lots narrower
Comment
113 mm
vs
122 mm
9 mm narrower
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38
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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36
Reasonably shorter
Comment
76 mm
vs
89 mm
13 mm shorter
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36
Vastly higher resolution (screen)
Comment
921 k dots
vs
610 k dots
311 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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31
Has timelapse function
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
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Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Nikon 1 V1 is better than Olympus OM-D E-M5 because...

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